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Failing schools
4:51 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Plan To Help Struggling Missouri Schools Wins Approval

Missouri state Board of Education voted Friday to approve a plan to intervene in struggling school districts.
Bubbles | sxc.hu

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri state Board of Education voted Friday to approve a plan to intervene in struggling school districts. It also sent the message that it will become more active in making sure districts adopt policies that will result in success.

The plan, revised from a draft version presented to the board last month, spells out various avenues of support that would be provided to or required of school districts depending on how well they score on their annual performance review.

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School Accreditation
5:45 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Kansas City Schools Remain Unaccredited

The Mo. State Board of Education meets on Oct. 22, 2013. They chose to take no action on a request to consider reclassifying the K.C. School District, which has been unaccredited since Jan. 2012.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Public schools in Kansas City, Missouri, will remain unaccredited.

The State Board of Education on Tuesday chose to take no action on a request by Kansas City Schools Superintendent R. Stephen Green to grant provisional accreditation, based on this year's assessment scores in which the district placed within the provisional range.  But State Board President Peter Herschend says there hasn't been sufficient improvement sustained over a period of time.

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St. Louis on the Air
9:23 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Normandy Reaccreditation Plan Focuses On Education And Socio-Economic Concerns

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With less than three months on the job, Normandy School District Superintendent Tyrone McNichols has a clear plan to regain accreditation from the state and a strong message about the help he needs to make that plan successful.

The main academic components of McNichols' plan involve a new literacy program in partnership with the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a new focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). As part of the focus on STEM, a new science program is being implemented through a partnership with Washington University.

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Education
7:08 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Mo. State Ed. Board Hears Accreditation Plea From KC; Other Education Requests

Jefferson State Office Building in Jefferson City, home to DESE and the Mo. State Board of Education.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

It was a busy day for the Missouri State Board of Education.

First, the Board heard from Kansas City Public Schools, which is seeking to regain provisional accreditation, citing "rapid improvement."

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St. Louis on the Air
5:11 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Discussion: What Do New Scores Mean For The Future Of St. Louis Area Schools?

Townsend Elementary School students in class.
KWMU Staff

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its Annual Performance Report for Missouri school districts last week. It is the first year in which schools were assessed under new standards. The results disappointed many local leaders and leave plenty of room for improvement for a number of St. Louis area schools, including St. Louis Public Schools.

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Education
6:18 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Riverview Gardens Will Cover Transportation Costs For Students Who Transfer To Mehlville

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This fall the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District in north St. Louis County will cover transportation costs for students who transfer to the accredited Mehlville School District, which is about 20 miles away.  

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Education
11:23 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Mo. Dept. Of Education Issues Guidelines For Transfers To Accredited Districts

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Updated 5:34 p.m. to include comments from Chris Tennill of  the School District of Clayton

The Missouri Department Of Elementary & Secondary Education has issued its own guidelines for the transfer process of students from unaccredited districts to those which are accredited.

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Features
5:00 am
Fri June 14, 2013

Accreditation, Achievement, Outcome - What Dictates A Student's Success?

(Flickr/Claire Cook44)

School system performance is paramount for any family looking to move and start a family, as it was for Rob and Diane Pattershuk, when they moved to Ladue 20 years ago. 

They made a good choice – the district offers a several extracurricular activities, advanced placement classes, and was ranked as the top school in the state on this year’s Newsweek poll of America’s Best High Schools.

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St. Louis schools
5:18 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Bill In Mo. Senate Would Restore Elected School Board For St. Louis

St. Louis Public Schools

Legislation has been filed in the Missouri Senate that would lay the groundwork for restoring an elected school board for the city of St. Louis.


The city's school district regained provisional accreditation last September, and if it can maintain it for a full year, the bill would then require that a locally elected school board replace the state-appointed board on July 1st, 2014.  It’s sponsored by State Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D, St. Louis).

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ST. LOUIS SCHOOLS
2:32 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

St. Louis Families' Transfer Lawsuits In Doubt

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Lawsuits brought by families who want the St. Louis school district to pay to send their children to an accredited suburban school district are in question after the St. Louis district regained its accreditation last week.


Missouri law requires unaccredited districts to pay tuition and transportation costs to send students living within their boundaries to accredited districts in the same or an adjoining county.

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